KONE will install 130 elevators and escalators at the Adana Integrated Health Campus Project in Adana, Southern Turkey. The development is set to become the biggest health campus in the Middle Eastern region, comprising of three hospitals with a total capacity of 1,550 beds.
The main hospital consists of four patient tower blocks surrounding a common core and will have 1,300 beds. In addition to serving as a general hospital, it will include specialised hospitals for oncology, cardiology and cardiovascular disease, women’s and maternal health, and pediatrics.
The development will also include a physical therapy and rehabilitation hospital as well as a high security criminal psychiatric hospital. The campus will house health support facilities, a commercial area, a helipad, a technical unit building, and a combined cooling, heat and power plant.
Staff, patients and visitors will be able to move around the earthquake-protected buildings using 100 KONE MonoSpace® elevators, four KONE TranSys(TM) freight elevators, and 26 KONE TravelMaster® escalators.
“We are proud of this deal, which allows us to offer our eco-efficient technology for this state-of-the-art health campus,” said Pierre Liautaud, Executive Vice President for KONE South Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Ensuring the smooth flow of people is of utmost importance in hospital settings, where no one has time for unnecessary delays. We are happy to be able to offer our solutions for the benefit of everyone on the campus.”
The Turkish Ministry of Health project is set to become the world’s biggest base-isolated structure and will sit on 1,512 isolators, or flexible bearings, which will minimise building movement during an earthquake. The main contractor and architect of the project is RMI RONESANS MEDIKAL TAAH.INS.A.S and the project is due for completion at the end of December 2016.